Joseph Valentino has been a student of Tong Dragon MMA since he was 7 years old. He is a 3rd degree Black Belt Arm Band. Joey is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Fernando Sarmento Jr. Joey has competed in countless NJBJJF, NAGA and GRAPPLERS QUEST events over the years. Joey also recently had his amateur MMA debut and won via arm bar in the first round, Dead Serious Promotions. Joey was also a wrestler at Central Regional High School.
Joseph also served in the Air Force as a Munitions Specialist, after 4 years separated as a Senior Airman.